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presidency. behind the headlines, former michigan governor jennifer granholm on her tumultuous years leading that state - and what america can learn from michigan. >> hello, i'm irene natividad in for bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. i'm happy to report bonnie will return to the show in two weeks. we begin today with charges the early obama white house was not a good place for women: >> the boys teamed up with the boys and the girls with the girls and all of a sudden, the boys were running things and the women felt left out. >> these charges are in a new book "confidence men," by pulitzer prize-winning journalist ron suskind. he details how top female advisers felt excluded from key policy decisions. senior advisor valerie jarrett does not dispute gender friction in the early days but says it was addressed. >> the president was very aware there were some issues and we did spend some time talking about it and i suggested this dinner and he thought it was a terrific idea and, in fact, set it up immediately and encourag
in michigan. >> their race for the white house keep up as several hopefuls the campaign trail. but romney stopped in michigan highlighted his family roots and will give some a major boost. >> if i am lucky enough to become the nominee i think we could take michigan. during his speech perry says he knows what americans need and will guide the country in the right direction. >> americans are ready for change and they are not talking about their rhetoric of change they're talking about change every day. >> to the south, the sunshine state of florida is told with a handful of presidential candidates. it remains to be seen whole and in the white house bill one thing is for sure, it will be in action packed race to the finish line. >> all southwest airlines the jets looked the same. the same color scheme and paint jobs. time to take another look. we will take a look at some graffiti pop up on some of the carriers' airplanes. >> ran to the north of the bay area. this is coming our way for tomorrow. more about that coming up. >> in national news, a mysterious a graffiti has been appearing on the
poll victory in michigan. axas gov. rick perry was with 17% of the vote. both made appearances at a leadership conference in michigan yesterday. herman cain won the florida straw poll. mitt romney came in second and rick perry came in third. >>> the susan g. komen race for the ^ wraps up. wasthis weekend, the area of pink as 2500 people took the streets to raise money breast cancer research. they walked more than 60 miles to raise millions. we are live at the national mall with more. >> this was the finish line behind me. they've wrapped things up. the ceremonies of ended. a lot of people spend an entire year during up for this 60 mile walk in just three days. some women say preparing for the was the hardl part. is miles away from throbbing these. telling me to take one more step. >> pushing her juror physical limits was the memory of her judy who she lost seven years ago to breast cancer. that tooksame disease her mother. >> it is hard to walk and raise money. is supposed to be hard. it is easy compared to people going for breast cancer. it is the same drive and janetination t
balkman and myth romney to leave florida before the voting began. even perry was already in michigan ahead of the final tally speaking to the gop faithful on mackin yao island. >> i will guide this country with a deep, deep rutter. >> reporter: romney who traveled to the resort by ferry steered clear of the statement. the massachusetts governor and son of a former michigan governor, told reporters why he can be the first republicannominee to carry the state in nearly a quarter century. >> one of the key reasons i'd be competitive in michigan and hopefully win michigan if i were the nominee in part because of the name and reputation that came from my mom and dad. >> reporter: so many political experts say the straw poll won't do much to change the candidates position nationally. they may need to rethink their positions now that herman cain has won in florida. cbs news, new york. >> if you're look to go buy a house, now is the time. what the fed has done to mortgage rates to try and stimulate the economy. >>> well, big changes in store for our warm indian summer pattern of last week as we se
as presidential hopefuls said the campaign trail. mitt romney stopped in michigan. i am planning on doing well here. actually, if i become a nominee and i think we can take michigan and this will be the state that send barack obama to the most appropriate retirement. during his speech, rick perry said he knows how to guide the country in the right direction. >> americans are ready for change. they're not talking about the rhetoric of change, they're talking about a record of change, every day, as a president a will get up and i will to that oval office and i will try to make washington d.c. as inconsequential in your life as i can. every day! [applause] met and it remains to be seen will and in the white house but it will be in action packed free to the finish line. president obama will be here in the area tomorrow and monday. he is expected to attend a few fund-raisers in the town hall meeting. nicotiana felt is previewing the president's plans. president obama it is expected to arrive late sunday afternoon for two different campaigning events. the first is a fund-raising reception at the hom
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television in michigan, we are happy they have come a long. >> good. hello, michigan. is there any good news in michigan? >> the auto industry is back. >> those are the better-paying ones, and american cars are very good these days. the problem actually is that all cars are very good. it is outstanding. you are too long to remember. i happen to know you do not own a car, but i hope your fortunes improve soon. >> i am very proud to not have entered >> you manage to have an adequate dating life. >> i do not want to go that far. i do not want to pretend i'm something that i am not. >> dating? [laughter] >> is wonderful to have the freedom of not having the anchor of a payment, and we live in a city that has great public transportation. high of live in cities have great public transportation -- i have lived in cities that have great public transportation and this is one of them. he loves auto buses. >> i am a recent convert. a friend of mine who is quite bill has had such bad experience with the trains and getting a wheelchair, etc., that she now finds it easier to have a friend take her to the
first! we have the resources! >> meanwhile, michigan, another battleground state, and the battle is playing out this weekend. governors perry and romney were there at a republican party event. candy crowley will have straw poll results that are due a little later this hour. we'll chat with her about that. meanwhile, listen to mitt romney talk about what he'll do on day one as president. >> the burden of regulation is even larger than the burden of our taxation. if i'm president the first thing i'm going to do on day one is issue an executive order saying all the regulations put in place by barack obama's administration are put on hold and we're getting rid of the ones that killed jobs. >> again we are expecting results of that straw poll in michigan coming up at the bottom of the hour. we'll check in with candy crowley. >>> six minutes past the hour now. 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street during the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we told you about these protests last week when they first started. demonstrators you see here have been gathering
for a few hours. and romney spent the day in michigan where a straw poll takes place tomorrow where herman cain got an unexpected boost in florida, harry had the most to lose. >> they took a second look at rick perry and decided he's not up to this. >> today's results make mitt romney the undisputed front-runner in the race. while everyone else's spot in the polls is unlikely to change. >>> two american hikers released from an iranian prison are on their way back to the u.s. right now. they spoke before boarding a plane in oman this afternoon. >> the plane that brought us here three days ago, was the most incredible experience of our lives. we'll never forget the excitement of seeing our loved ones waiting for us at the foot of the plane. the joy of embracing them all after so long will stay with us forever. >> bauer and fatale are expected to land in new york tomorrow afternoon. the two were released from an iranian prison earlier this week on $1 million bail. bauer, fattall and showered were detained in 2009. shourd was released last year. >>> a woman says she was scammed out of $25,000
) >> reporter: later saturday, perry and romney jockeyed for support in michigan. >> nice to see you this morning. >> reporter: home turf for the former massachusetts governor who grew up in michigan when his father was governor there and where romney captured the g.o.p. primary in 2008. >> hopefully the people of this state will support me like they did last time. >> reporter: romney has hammered perry for calling social security a ponzi scheme and for allowing illegal immigrants to receive a discounted in-state college tuition. >> if you're opposed to illegal immigration, it doesn't mean that you don't have a heart. it means that you have a heart and a brain. >> reporter: the battle between perry, romney, and the rest of the republican field may come down to who is seen seine as the better conservative versus who is seen as more electable. >> if i had to pick between the two i would pick perry because i think of romney as more establishment. >> reporter: in a cbs news/"new york times" poll last week, republicans were split on whether they want a nominee who agrees with them on the
as president. >> both moved on to michigan, which is holding its own straw poll on sunday. in florida, michele bachmann needed to show she is still a top tier candidate. >> i have no doubt that president obama will be a one- term president. >> and for the others, florida is a fight for survival. >> barack obama has spent the best food stamp president in american history. >> this is the most important election in your lifetime. the trail to 2012 getting shorter but not easier. brian moore. >> dozens of protesters were arrested on wall street today after political demonstrations. witnesses said police brought in buses to cart off more than 50 detain protesters carrying anti capitalism and pro socialism signed. officials would not comment on allegations of excessive force. this comes as the president continues to push his jobs bill on the back of education. >> that is why the jobs bill i sent to congress would put tens of thousands of teachers back to work across the country. and modernize at least 35,000 schools. that is why congress should pass the ball right now -- that bill now. >> he says hi
cain was winning florida, romney and perry were in michigan speaking to the gop faithful. >> in washington, you have people that don't understand america. the president and the people around him think that government is what makes us great, they're wrong. it's the people of america that made us great and keep us great. >> yup, there may be slicker candidates and smoother debaters, but i know what i believe in and i'm going to stand on that belief every day. i will guide this country with a deep, deep rutter. >> though many political experts have said the straw poll won't do much to change the candidate's positions nationally, they may have to rethink their position. >> herman cain in 2012. >> now that herman cain has won in florida, cbs news, new york. >>> they were kicking me out of school because i didn't have my shot. >> students have an urgent assignment. get a shot or get kicked out of school. the reason for the new mandate. >> where did it go? that satellite plummeted to earth early this morning. where nasa believes it may have landed. >>> it's contagious and
republican hopefuls hit the campaign trail romney step in michigan highlighting his family roots when >> i'm planning on doing well here in michigan i agree it take michigan with in the republican column and send brock obama to retirement in will >> both the men wore a pending the mackinaw conference in michigan will perry said he knows what people need and will point the country in the right direction >> americans are ready for pier talking about a revenue attained will every day is your president i will go to that oval and i would try to make was in dc as consequential as i can >> every day what the sunshine state of florida room had presidential candidates wit. it remains to be seen what who " will wind up in the white house but it will be a race to the finish line >> much more ahead on kron 4 weekend burst a programming note the blue angels and the leeway will be on saturday october 8th at the creepy and we will have a one hour special and now >> check with enwreathed they are 640 years old about 16 in. tall and they are powerful we will tell you about them coming up on kron 4 weekend
including a speech this morning in orlando before flying to a michigan leadership conference. his moderate views may have heard him in florida. >>> mitt romney did not actively court florida voters for the straw poll. he campaigned in michigan today and expects to win an informal poll there. romney has strong roots in michigan where his father was a popular governor during the 1960s. >>> in his weekly address, president obama today stressed the urgency of reforming the country's education system. >> it's time to put our teachers back on the job. it's time to rebuild and modernize our schools and it's time to raise our standards, up our game and do everything it takes to prepare our children to succeed in the global economy. >> yesterday, the president announced reforms to the bush- era "no child left behind" act. that will give states more flexibility to meet high standards for teaching and learning. >>> the president is set to visit the bay area tomorrow. air force one is scheduled to touch down at moffett field just before 5 p.m. the president is expected to attend two fundraisers sunday
% of the vote. the florida straw poll isn't the only one we're watching. the michigan republican party will have one. we'll hopefully have results around 8:30 eastern time. mitt romney and rick perry are the favorites. both made appearances at that event. during his speech, perry took a shot to his fellow front-runner mitt romney and tried to put his rough debate performance behind him. >> there are may be slicker candidates, and there may be smoother debaters, but i know what i believe in. i'm going to stand on that belief every day. i will guide this country with a deep, deep rudder. >> for all your political news and updates, you know the place to go. cnn.com/politics. >>> five minutes past the hour. let economy turn to seattle now where -- let me turn to seattle now where a fire-fight ends with a man being killed after being armed with two rifles. [ gunfire ] >> you're hearing it play out there. apparently this man was walking down the street pointing the guns at people. he didn't fire until he got to an elementary school. next door to where this happened, a high school football was going on
medication, astrazeneca may be able to help. >>> the political spotlight is on florida and michigan this weekend. earlier today, mitt romney won the straw poll at the republican conference of 681 votes cast, romney captured 51% and candidate rick perry won 16%. in the florida straw poll yesterday, involving the republican presidential candidates, herman cain was the big winner, collecting 37% of the votes. rick perry came in second. and michele bachmann got just 1%. cain said the win shows he cannot be ignored. >>> what does the florida straw poll win mean for herman cain's campaign and is new jersey governor chris christie being pressured to enter the presidential race. earlier today, i spoke with political blogger danielle belton about the changing political landscape of the presidential race. so, danielle, leading up to this straw poll, some were willing to say that this was a two-man race between romney and perry. herman cain's win in florida, that straw poll, how much of a game changer is this? >> well, you know, as exciting as this probably is for herman cain and people who su
. >> yeah, florida and then also as well michigan this morning. let's start in michigan, the re. at the top, mitt romney with 51% of the delegates voting for him. we knew he would do well, the former massachusetts governor was born in michigan, his dad was a popular governor. romney won the republican primary last time around. perry way down in -- way, way back there. he did go to michigan to campaign for this. but not so well in the results. let's go to the one out of florida. this is the florida presidency five. the winner was not rick perry, which a lot of people thought he would be. it was herman cain by a long shot. there is rick perry at 15%. romney at 14 and so on. and, fred, this is interesting because maybe these results are a reflection of the uneven debate performances we have seen from rick perry, both in florida. could be troubling. he's still the front-runner but this is troubling for rick perry. >> so straw polls, how important are they really? >> yes and no. they're a test of a campaign outreach to activists. important republicans. but, no, listen, if it was all about straw
wants to put romney away. >> we also had another straw poll from michigan this morning and i think it was 50% -- more than 50% here. 50.9%. the mackinaw straw poll, rick perry 16.8%. mitt romney runs away with it now. he's basically the hometown boy in michigan. his father was governor there and this is activist republicans, romney's a very familiar name. is there anything we should read into any of these straw polls? >> you don't want to overinterpret straw polls. 600 or 700 people in michigan voting in that, 400 or 500 in florida. the races continue to be unsettled. i think what we've learned this weekend is that there's going to be an extended fight between mitt romney and rick perry. they both have some strength. they both have a considerable amount of money, we think, the ability to raise money. and neither of them have closed the deal. that's what i take away from this weekend. >> mitt romney has been an incredibly lucky candidate. when he was coasting along as the front-runner, in the spring and summer the other candidates didn't want to engage too much with one another. the
democrat in another 40 years. the next call is from michigan. caller: good morning. guest: good morning. caller: i want to thank you for hitting the topics right on the nail. we definitely need to go after the upper income people because, as in backing the great depression, it did two things. it made the wealthy get off the money. it also made them free of jobs. without a strong middle-class, this country is never going to survive. in michigan, we have a 10% unemployment rate. it is basically because of foreign trade policies that we have agreed to. we need to start taking care of our own in the united states. getting back to what the person said about president obama taking a vacation, back here in michigan, the legislature takes two months of treaty summertime. nobody needs to be taking two months off in the summertime. i want to cut short and by mr. parker for speaking the truth. guest: i want to respond if i may. i love that advertising campaign of imported from detroit. it shows this country has muscled. the state of michigan has muscle. the american car industry is coming back. lo
poll, >> met romney remains the favorite in his native state and today won the michigan straw poll. he to when and 50% of the vote. second place finisher, rick perry got 16%. today, nbc news held an all-a town hall to discuss issues in the classroom as part of the "education nation" initiative. teachers and officials were invited and brian williams held a discussion about approaches and new ways to reach kids. the summit included a conversation with the white the microsoft founder bill gates, melinda gates. when we come back, we will get a break from the rain in the weather. >> tomorrow, not bad and the rain chances go back up. >> at your 11 insta-weather + forecast with john collins. >> not a bad day today. the temperature got up to 88. some rain offshore with a few showers in the mountains and a few showers out to the west. the boundary still sitting there, more stalled. this is funneling moisture in our direction. we cannot take rain out of the forecast completely, but mostly cloudy skies with areas of fog. 65-71 the overnight low. kind of light today really with minimal rang chance
governor campaignd in michigan. romney has strong roots in michigan where his father was a governor in the 1960s. >>> at this hour, two americans held in an iranian prison are on their way here. they are expect to the land tomorrow morning at 1:11 a.m. at new york's jfk airport. the two were released from an inrare r rannian prison earlier this week. they arrived in oman on wednesday. just hours after we left prison, we were able to swim in the gulf. we stayed up all night with our loved ones, and we watched the most beautiful sunset we have ever seen. >> reporter: sarah shourd, bauer's if iian way was in oman to welcome the two men. the three were arrested along the iraq-iran border and accused of spying. the three were convicted. shourd was released about a year ago. >>> two men were arrested for hacking into a government website. they are charmed with tampering with the site in december of last year. authorities say that the man hacked into the site in retaliation for a police crackdown on sleeping in public in santa cruz county. if convicted, they could face ten years in prison.
at the straw poll. instead going to his birthplace of michigan. >> i bet you remember my dad, don't you? >> i do. >> reporter: in the wake of today's surprise, analysts say romney is clearly the frontrunner. >> not open to your average political june key. >> reporter: a wild card in the race, more washington dysfunction, even as disaster victims still struggle to recover. the agency that aids them, fema, is now caught in a partisan funding fight. unless congress can agree, funds run out at midweek with a larger governmentwide shutdown looming friday. analysts say the gridlock could be a problem for the republican party next year. >> can they take independent voters away from president obama and win the white house in the fall of 2010. >> reporter: as we said, cain didn't just win. he rolled over everyone beating his nearest competitor by 23 points. rick perry had 15%. mitt romney at 14%. it's a real head-scratcher. one interpretation we're already getting is this demonstrates the desire on the part of the gop electorate for another candidate, a third candidate besides perry and romney to get
florida, romney and perry were in michigan. >> in washington, you have people that don't understand america. the president and the people around him think that government is what makes us great, they're wrong. it's the people of america that made us great and will keep us great. >> there may be slicker candidates and smoother debaters, but i know what i believe in and i'm going to stand on that belief every day. i will guide this country with a deep, deep rutter. >> though many political experts said the straw poll won't do much to change the candidate's positions nationally, they may have to rethink their position. >> herman kaine and 2012. >> now that herman kaine is one in florida. cbs news, new york. >>> coming up next on 9news now. >> never forget the excitement of seeing our loved ones. >> happy homecoming is just hours away for two american hikers held for over two years in iran. and coming up later, why are dozens of people pulling a large plane. we're back in a minute. stay with us. >>> and your wakeup forecast. the unsettled weather pattern continues. here's a look a
bachmann 1 1/2%. >> kane was winning florida, romney and perry were in michigan speaking to the g.o.p faithful. >> in washington people don't understand america. the president and the people around him think that government is what makes us great. they are wrong, it's the people of america that made us great. there may be slicker candidates and smoother debaters, i know what i believe in. i'm going to stand on that belief every day. i will guide this country with a deep rudder. >> many have said the straw poll won't do much to change the candidates position nationally, they may have to rethink their position. herman kane in 2012. now that herman kane has won in florida. >>> president obama arrives in the bay area tomorrow, he'll be making two stops for fund- raisers at the silicon valley executives sunday night, monday morning a town hall meeting in mountain view. the president's sagging popularity is not reflected here. his approval rating tops 50% in the bay area. >>> the two cal graduates in iran for two years are on the way home tonight. they spoke to press before leaving amma
'm president. >> reporter: both romney and perry moved on to michigan, which is holding its own straw poll on sunday. in florida, michele bachmann needed to show she is still a top-tier candidate. >> i have no doubt that president obama will be a one-term president. >> reporter: and for the others, florida is a fight for survival. >> barack obama has been the best food-stamp president in american history. >> this is the most important election in your lifetime. >> reporter: the trail to 2012, getting shorter but not easier. brian mooar, nbc news. >>> and here in the bay area, president obama's scheduled to make a quick fund-raising visit tomorrow. today he spent a little time on the golf course. president clinton there. no word on what they discussed during their 18 holes. as for the fund-raising trip, if you want to meet the president when he visits, you'll need to cough up a fair am of money. his first stop will be at the home of the chairman of si men tech for a reception, the cost, $2,400 per person. but if you want to dine with the president, that costs more, $35,800 to be exact. for
of michigan, his best friend, and those of us devoted to him in the haight ashbury area, who appreciated his steadfast activism and ability to really push buttons. i am sure that arthur will be missed. the next in memoriam is one i gave attention to a couple of days after it happened. the family is not getting the attention necessary. on july 17, a 20-year-old was shot to death outside his hayes valley home. this might have been one of the stories people scanned by in the newspaper if it was not for his family and friends. the seven tepees family organization deals with young offenders. they are stepping forward to make sure he is not forgotten and does not become another statistic on the homicide list. going june 16, 1991, he was one of the seven tepees success stories. he graduated from high school and was preparing to move to college in los angeles this month. he worked at abercrombie and fish as manager -- and fitch as manager. nothing got to him. employees remember him as a happy guy. he leaves behind his young son, three younger siblings, and his loving mother, who i have talked to sin
to graduate with honors -- on to graduate with honors from the university of michigan law school. he excelled at michigan while waiting tables far local fraternity. he is little known today, but walden really inspired a generation of african-american lawyers, including vernon jordan, lawyer, the counsel to presidents whom i'm sure some of you have heard of. overcan call -- jordan called walden so impressive. he said, quote, i wanted to be a lawyer just like walden. i wanted to walk like him and talk like him and hang out my shingle on auburn street just like walden. above all else pragmatists like walden and the black college presidents prioritized voting rights as the path to black power. and here we see walden challenging the so-called white primary. the laws, the tradition of excluding african-americans from the vote in georgia and elsewhere. and here is the result of his activism. in 1946 after the fall of the white primary, blacks lined up all over the streets in atlanta eager to exercise the franchise. and yet walden and other pragmatists were called accommodationists, uncle toms. and s
-raisers. >>> the intrigue in the republican presidential race is heating up. later today michigan is holding its republican straw poll. but all the talk is still on florida's straw poll from yesterday. nbc's brian moore has the latest on the surprising results. >>> with 986 votes, 37.1%, herman cain. >> businessman herman cain pulled off a surprising win. and michele bachmann finished dead last in the saturday straw poll of florida conservatives. texas governor rick perry finished second, beatinging mitt romney but not his own high expectations after a disappointing week. >> i have all my hopes on florida again. >> perry's campaign has been counting on a win here to regain the momentum lost in this past week's debate. the hike is supposed to be sunseted after four years. romney has been slamming perry for sympathizing with the children of illegal immigrants. >> legal immigration, good for america. illegal immigration, something i will stop if i'm president. >> both romney and perry moved on to michigan, which is holding its own straw poll on sunday. in florida, michele bachmann needed to show she is still
investment of time and money, mitt romney got 14%. they were both in michigan. romney was quick to mention the policy vulnerabilities. >> they have differing viewing on a lot of differences and they will be weighed by the people. >> he was fourth with 11% followed by ron paul at 10. newt gingrich had 9%. minnesota michelle bachmann was dead last in the florida, that comes just a little over -- >> who will have have to think about how to adjust his policies. >>> the house and senate are -- since tried, september 30th, the federal government will run out of money unless congress can pass a sending bill before then. the one sticking point is money for disaster aid. the house is having trouble getting democrats and tea partyers to grow on how to pay the record it. the senate wants almost double that amount in disaster funds. joining me now is alan. yes i know that. i know you. >> gentlemen, thank you so much for being with us tonight. >> good evening. let's start with you: howow did you get here, yet once again? >> you know, you call me a democrat strategist but i am actually an independent.
-level low pressure system that has been producing waterspouts over portions of lake michigan, that will be bringing in cool temperatures. tomorrow a high of 60 in chicago. we do have a potential for severe weather from this storm system across western portions of tennessee and arkansas. we'll continue to monitor that throughout the evening today. >> heather: we have video of waterspouts. pretty amazing stuff. >> gregg: very happy day in new york city. wanted to take a look at camera shot in manhattan. this is the news conference where the two american hikers who had been inside iranian prison for the better part of two years. they will be speaking shortly. they are finally on american soil. sarah shourd may be there. we're going to be live inside that news conference as soon as it begins. >> heather: exciting day for them. growing concerns over the shaky global economy. how close to the u.s. to a double-dip recession and could europe's debt crisis be brought in. >> and a hells angel leader killed. we'll tell you why cops are declaring it a state of emergency in that area. [ m
the poll in orlando to attend campaign events in michigan. >> six ton satellite -- [ unintelligible ] plummeted to earth, officials not sure where it landed. they think it landed in the pacific. say parts could have fallen on land in the pacific northwest. no injuries or damage has been reported. >> michelle obama taking to reality tv. the first lady will appear on the season premiere of extreme makeover home edition. the focus will be on a shell in north carolina for homeless female veterans. >> shannon: that is a great show and great cause. i've e-mailed with your dad about the fact that he's sitting operate couch with kleenex watching that show every sunday night. >> reporter: yeah, you need it. >> special episode tonight, thanks peter. >> newt gingrich is no er to politics. -- is no stranger to politics. when a chance to catch up with him and asked him how he feels about some people calling him the brains of the operation when it comes to the gop field? >> pretty flattering. i don't object to being called somebody who has lots of ideas and sob who reads lots of book. -- and sock
. romney won in michigan. do you think his candidacy is fading? >> i don't know. the pundits will tell you better than i. it will go up and down a million times. keep in mind, the press wants a battle, so they are going to knock down who is ahead or the woman behind. i will say some of these candidates' positions really trouble me to not believe in science is just ridiculous, but then also to accuse peary of doing something wrong with a vac even when he probably did what's right. to accuse romney of doing something wrong with health care massachusetts, which in all fairness is the only change that has worked. these two kaemts who seem to be ahead of at the moment, they both have things agree with and things i don't agree with. >> has anything changed your view about the need for a third party and do you think it's viable in this leadership climate? >> i always thought a third-party candidate is not a viable candidate. i'm not going to be one. if somebody wants to run, if it's going to get you on the ballot, it's good for democracy. the truth of the matter is the public tends to vote with o
low is a number of water spouts reported off of lake michigan. look at these pictures from yesterday morning. this was two to five miles off the coast. you can see them from milwaukee and the chicago area. there were literally dozens of reports of this. this is kind of an unusual thing that happens from time to time over lake michigan, don. that water is so warm right now. it is 25 degrees warmer than the cold air that moved in and that produces instability and why they had so many water spouts there yesterday. a lot of rotations all over the place. we will continue to track the storms and if anything changes in memphis, we will let you know. >> i lived on the lake and can attest to that. not that i saw them so much but i know it does happen. thank you. >>> cnn international desk editor is here with some interesting news items that you might have heard about. let's begin in spain. centuries-old trgs tradition is coming toed and in that part of the country. >> when you think of spain and barcelona you think of bull fighting. today marked the end of an era that has been synonymous with
be shaped by what happens this weekend in florida and in michigan, earlier today, mitt romney won the straw poll at michigan's republican conference. of 681 votes cast, romney captured 51% and rick perry was a distant second with 16%. and then in that florida straw poll yesterday as we mentioned herman cain was the winner collecting 37% of the vote. rick perry came in second but way back behind cain and romney was just behind perry. ca his n says his win shows he cannot be ignored. political blogger danielle blotten, joins us. some were willing to say this was a two-man race between romney and perry. herman cain's win in florida, the straw poll, how much of a game changer is this? >> you know, as exciting as this probably is for herman cain and people who support him this is a poll that people pay to vote in. the most motivated insiders and activists who basically want to send a message to governor rick perry about his poor performance in the most recent debate and about some of the other concerns they've had about him. he didn't really campaign as vigorously as cain did in florida. cain di
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